Within the Toronto West Stroke Network (TWSN), the Regional Stroke Centre is located at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), University Health Network. The TWSN and TWH are responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation and coordination of stroke care throughout the region and across the continuum of care. The Regional Stroke Centre provides emergency medical management of stroke/TIA, specialized inpatient acute stroke unit care, and urgent and non-urgent secondary stroke prevention services and follow-up.
The map below includes all the acute stroke and rehab organizations within the TWSN that provide specialized stroke services. Click on each marker for contact information and a link to their website.
The network is supported by a regional team consisting of:
Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
399 Bathurst Street, 5th Floor, West Wing, Room 425
Tel: 416-603-5800, ext. 6271
The TWSN stroke nurse operates from the Regional Stroke Center located at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH). Their role encompasses multiple clinical aspects within TWH, such as facilitating the triaging process and serving as the primary point of contact for EMS. Moreover, they also offer patient and staff education and assistance to formulate protocols in community hospitals.
The Stroke Outreach Team is an interprofessional team comprised of an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech-language pathologist, and registered dietitian. They provide collaborative consultative services for patients in the Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic and TIA and Minor Stroke unit, including assessment, education, and facilitated access to community support where appropriate, with the goal of optimizing the safety and functional abilities of patients so they can live as independently as possible. They also provide leadership and education to support development and implementation of best practice stroke care related to the assessment, rehabilitation and recovery needs of persons with stroke in hospital and the community. In addition, they carry an acute care stroke caseload within the Regional Stroke Centre’s Neurovascular Unit.
The TWSN Executive Committee provides leadership and supports the implementation and continuous improvement of an integrated system of care within the region. It contributes to the Toronto Stroke Networks Steering Committee’s mandate for the oversight and coordination of a broader Toronto stroke system. The TWSN Executive Committee provides regional advice and perspective to support the shared strategic plan and workplan of the TSNs.